If Cities Could Dance

Why More Black Americans Should Try Capoeira

Season 5 Episode 9 | 8m 36s  | Video has closed captioning.

Chinwe Oniah was first drawn to capoeira for its martial arts and self-defense elements. But the Afro-Brazilian art form quickly developed into something greater for her, and she discovered that capoeira is Black people’s cultural legacy, still thriving centuries after its birth. Oniah shares her journey and how the San Francisco-Bay Area became a West Coast hub for capoeira.

Aired: 08/24/22

Rating: NR

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If Cities Could Dance is a local public television program presented by KQED.